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January 2011

Kindle Ratio for 15 Jan 2011: 65%

So, the latest update. The newest book of the last 20 I read (well, that I’ve posted about so far, I’m a bit behind) was available on Kindle, but the one that fell off also was, so the ratio stays at 65%, with 13 of the last 20 available on Kindle. For reference:

1- YES – Shadow Puppets
2 – NO – 9 Ways to Bring Out the Best in You and Your Child
3 – YES – Shadow of the Hegemon
4 – NO – The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
5 – YES – Ender’s Shadow
6 – YES – The Elegant Universe
7 – YES – Children of the Mind
8 – NO – Introduction to Algorithms
9 – YES – Xenocide
10 – YES – The Geography of Bliss
11 – YES – Speaker for the Dead
12 – NO – First Break all the Rules
13 – YES – Ender’s Game
14 – YES – Until the Sea Shall Free Them
15 – YES – Foucault’s Pendulum
16 – YES – Java The Complete Reference
17 – NO – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
18 – YES – The Audacity of Hope
19 – NO – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
20 – NO – Data Mining

And there we are for the moment.

2 comments to Kindle Ratio for 15 Jan 2011: 65%

  • I noticed you read Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum.I read it about 19 years ago. Have you read any of Eco’s other books? The Name of the Rose is an intriguing mystery set in medieval Italy.

    Hope the family is doing well.


    PS – I’m still reading books in the “hard” form, but managing fairly well to find good books. I am often reading three books at once.

  • I did read Name of the Rose, but many years ago. I remembered liking it quite a bit, which is why I read Foucault’s Pendulum. In the end, I think I liked Name of the Rose better.

    The family is doing great. At this very moment, everybody (but me) is still sleeping in on a lazy weekend morning. :-)

    I used to always be reading a bunch of things simultaneously, but I found myself starting more things than I finished, and generally finishing the light and fluffy stuff more often. So for a long time now I’ve disciplined myself to read one thing at a time, always finish a book if I start it, and alternate fiction and non-fiction. That obviously wouldn’t be for everybody, but it has worked well for me.

    Except when I start a book and then realize I really don’t like it, and end up stalled for months as I force myself to slowly slog through it. :-)

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